Ontario’s economic crisis wasn’t caused by a lack of revenue

It stems from 10 years of spending well beyond what was needed to compensate for population growth and cost increases

Ontario’s economic crisis wasn’t caused by a lack of revenueDownload this column on Ontario's economic crisis for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use OTTAWA, TORONTO OUT By Niels Veldhuis and Ben Eisen The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC Jul 8, 2015/ Troy Media/ - According to the Globe and Mail, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has a new advisor, former TD Bank…

Ontario’s economic performance lags against competitors

Ontario needs to up its game if it wants to remain a key player in the North American economy

Ontario’s economic performance lags against competitorsTo download Ontario’s economic performance lags against competitors for your publication or website click here THUNDER BAY, ON, May 5, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Ontario’s location, at the heart of the North American continent on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence waterway adjacent to the huge population of the U.S. northeast, is highly strategic. It’s economy is…

Why do we need economic growth?

Because the alternatives to economic growth are not attractive

Why do we need economic growth?Purchase Why do we need economic growth? EDMONTON, AB, Apr 12, 2015/ Troy Media/ - A recent article in Britain’s major left-leaning newspaper The Guardian asks its readers to imagine a ‘post-growth’ society, a world where we do not focus obsessively on economic growth. It argues that we need to ‘reframe the central issue of…

The duration of slow economic growth greatly exaggerated

Pessimism over growth an overreaction to the current economic environment

The duration of slow economic growth greatly exaggeratedDownload The duration of slow economic growth greatly exaggerated OTTAWA, ON, Mar 12, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The idea that we are trapped in a “new normal” of slow economic growth has gained currency with many analysts. Proponents list a number of factors allegedly restraining the trend of growth, including the lingering impact of the…

The specter of secular stagnation

But our preoccupation with secular stagnation may be overly pessimistic

The specter of secular stagnationDownload The specter of secular stagnation THUNDER BAY, ON, Mar 3, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The chronic low growth and slow recoveries of world economies since 2009 has re-ignited speculation that we are in the midst of a period of exceptionally low economic growth or what has been termed ‘secular stagnation,’ particularly in Europe and…

The economic advantage shifts to BC

Albertans heading “West” looking for opportunity

The economic advantage shifts to BCPurchase The economic advantage shifts to BC VANCOUVER, BC, Feb 8, 2015/ Troy Media/ - I wonder if the gold-seekers in 1898, as they ascended the Chilkoot Pass and burdened with a year’s worth of supplies on their backs, used to egg each other upwards with tales of “The Klondike Advantage.” “Boys – I tell…